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On 3/22/2018 at 2:04 PM, TooExcited&Nervous said:

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Any tips on the housing search?

Hey there!

I used the SpareRoom app. It took awhile to find a place because for every apt you apply to, 100 people are also applying. 

I also knew exactly where I wanted to live in Queens, so I was hyper vigilant about checking every day!

I haven’t read the whole thread but just in case it wasn’t mentioned, the L train is going to be shut down in early 2019... so Greenpoint may not be a good neighborhood. 

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On 7/4/2018 at 3:52 PM, isma93 said:

Hi! I know the struggle. I was an intern at the United Nations HQ in Manhattan not a long ago, and the house search got me crazy. I was also robbed of my deposit once. I found my final flat through some friends at the United Nations. I still have the contact of the landlord, a very nice and honest person, and he owns a whole building. But it's inside Manhattan, between Midtown East and UES (44th and 1st if I rember well), and he only has studios to rent. I don't know if that's an option for you. Let me know anyways if you want me to give you the contact. :)

Cheers, Isma

Hi Isma93!

Thank you for the response, and messaged you!

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On 7/4/2018 at 4:52 AM, isma93 said:

Hi! I know the struggle. I was an intern at the United Nations HQ in Manhattan not a long ago, and the house search got me crazy. I was also robbed of my deposit once. I found my final flat through some friends at the United Nations. I still have the contact of the landlord, a very nice and honest person, and he owns a whole building. But it's inside Manhattan, between Midtown East and UES (44th and 1st if I rember well), and he only has studios to rent. I don't know if that's an option for you. Let me know anyways if you want me to give you the contact. :)

Cheers, Isma

Are the UN internships paid?

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On ‎8‎/‎28‎/‎2018 at 4:06 PM, Bodhicaryavatara said:

Are the UN internships paid?

Nope, no salary and no reimbursement for expenses :/ They now started paying some interns at UNICEF in NYC, but only like 20 poistions a year maximum (rest is still unpiad), plus they receive 1500 dollars which is ridiculous, you cannot survive more than 2 weeks with that amount of money in Manhattan ahaha

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Kind of a random question: are there any good bars for line (country) dancing in NYC? Anything that locals would recommend? 

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I am interviewing at NYU and Columbia and have been waitlisted at Weill Cornell (the medical campus is in NYC), so hopefully I will get into one of these programs and will be moving to NYC this year! A little scared about how expensive it is (especially as a grad student), but VERY excited!

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On 1/21/2019 at 10:48 AM, CancerBiology said:

I am interviewing at NYU and Columbia and have been waitlisted at Weill Cornell (the medical campus is in NYC), so hopefully I will get into one of these programs and will be moving to NYC this year! A little scared about how expensive it is (especially as a grad student), but VERY excited!

Outer boroughs (Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Staten Island) are usually cheaper, but there are some neighborhoods in Manhattan (Inwood, Washington Heights, etc) that are also reasonable (well, reasonable by NYC standards). At your interviews, maybe you can ask about student housing options. Do they have a way that grad students can connect as potential roommates or anything, even across departments? It's also not uncommon for like 4 people to share a 2 bedroom apartment, etc. Good luck!

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I'm going to be moving to NYC in the Fall! Housing is definitely my biggest ~city~ concern, especially seeing as I have a dog and a lizard. I'm looking forward to all the different events and cultural aspects of living in NYC, though! 

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